Aug 29 2009

Sneak Peek! Twick or Tweet

It’s Saturday and time for the Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge…are you up for it?  Please join in by uploading your card to your Blog or SCS Gallery and placing a direct link to Mr. Linky at the Stamping 411 site!  I love seeing your submissions.  Yes, I do check each one every week, although I don’t always have time to comment.

OK…I couldn’t resist…yes, another Halloween set.  This one is in the NEW Holiday mini coming out on September 1st.  Don’t worry if you haven’t received your copy yet, Stampin’ Up! was a little delayed getting them out.  You should have it next week.  But you will LOVE this mini!  Oh my gosh…I want everything!

So…this skeleton is one of 4 images WITH greetings in the Twick or Tweet stamp set.  I cut mine apart so the greetings were separate, so I actually have 8 stamps!  It is SO cute!  I get a chuckle out of this image with greeting, "It’s Halloween…enjoy every bite."  I stamped him in Basic Black on Whisper White cardstock, distressed the edges with my Cutter Kit Distressing Tool and sponged with Black ink, plus I took a "bite" out of one corner with my Scallop Circle punch.  I layered it on Old Olive cardstock and did the same distressing and bite, too!  I used my AquaPainter and Old Olive marker to color a shadow around his entire bony body and colored the dog with Close to Cocoa marker and AquaPainter, too. 

That entire element was layered on Pumpkin Pie cardstock (distressed and sponged with black, too)  and I added a strip of Cast-A-Spell Designer Paper at the bottom, tearing across the top for a ragged look.  I wrapped the 1/4 Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon around it and added the Modern Label punched from Elegant Eggplant cardstock and stamped the greeting in Basic Black on Whisper White, then punched it with my Word Window punch.  Finally, I added a couple Old Olive Mini Brads in the upper corner and mounted it on a base of Pumpkin Pie.

I’m pretty happy with how he turned out!  Make sure to check out the rest of the operators over at Stamping 411!  Have a great weekend!




11 People have left comments on this post

Aug 29, 2009 - 02:08:03

This should SO just say “bite me” LOL This is too funny! Wonderful job Connie!

Aug 29, 2009 - 04:08:02
Laura Thorpe said:

This card is so cute. You are so creative! I love the “bite” that was taken out of the corner.

Laura Thorpe

Aug 29, 2009 - 11:08:28
Patti Chesky said:

Connie, the “bite” in the corner is priceless. So adorable!!!

Aug 29, 2009 - 11:08:24
Lorie said:

Completely adorable!

Aug 29, 2009 - 01:08:04
TABray said:

That on is my favorite in that set, too. I love your card. It’s adorable.

Aug 29, 2009 - 01:08:34
rose kerry said:

Very cute card, I love mr. bones and that little doggie.

Aug 29, 2009 - 05:08:48

Cute, cute, cute – the “bite” makes it! Love the mind meld thing you, Patti and Tiffany had going on this week. You know what they say about great minds…..

Aug 29, 2009 - 09:08:39

Connie, this card is FABULOUS! As a dog lover and puppy mommy, this stamp makes me laugh everytime I see it! I love how you added the “bite” to the corner!

Aug 30, 2009 - 10:08:05

oh Connie — I’ve had that stamp set on and off my wish list at least 3 times and now I think I need to put it back on. Such a cute touch to take a bit out of it! TFS — blessings, Gretchen —

Aug 31, 2009 - 03:08:38
Lee said:

You’re killin’ me Connie. I love this. I’ve got the dsp now all I need is the stamp set.
great job!!! That dog cracks me up!!

Aug 31, 2009 - 04:08:07
Caro said:

What a fun card!